Mr Mahyar Osanlouy


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Research Assistant
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Bioengineering PhD candidate Mahyar Osanlouy is undertaking his doctoral research at the Lungs and Respiratory System Laboratory of the University‚Äôs Auckland Bioengineering Institute. The former medical researcher began his career in biomedical engineering in 2013, building statistical computational models of the human lung to develop a computer aided diagnostic tool for evaluation of lung disease.

Mahyar is the recipient of a scholarship from the School of Medicine Foundation.

Research | Current

Predicting physiology from morphology in the ageing lung

Mahyar's PhD research is focused on developing a novel framework to enable distinguishing normal aging lungs from diseased aging lungs.


Research group

Lungs and Respiratory System


Winner of SPARK Ideas Challenge 2015 Commercial Prize 

Evelyn May Steer Estate Award 2013

Areas of expertise

  • Computational modelling
  • Statistical shape modelling
  • Machine learning
  • Image processing
  • Anatomy & physiology


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Osanlouy, M., Tawhai, M., Kumar, H., Clark, A., & Hoffman, E. (2015). QUANTIFYING AGE-RELATED CHANGES IN PULMONARY LOBAR GEOMETRY. Paper presented at Thoracic Society Australia New Zealand Australian New Zealand Society Respiratory Science Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 27 March - 1 April 2015. RESPIROLOGY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Tawhai, Haribalan Kumar
  • Osanlouy, M., Kumar, H., Clark, A. R., Malcolm, D. T. K., Hoffman, E. A., & Tawhai, M. H. (2014). Quantifying the difference in lung shape at FRC between normal old and young subjects. Paper presented at American Thoracic Society 2014 International Conference, San Diego, California, USA. 16 May - 21 May 2014. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Haribalan Kumar, Merryn Tawhai


Contact details

Primary location

Level 7, Room 721
New Zealand

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